On August 25, 1958, Momofuku Ando (1910–2007) invented the world’s first instant noodle product, Chicken Ramen, after untold hours of research using common tools in a small shack he had constructed in the backyard of his house in Ikeda City, Osaka Prefecture.
A graduate of Ritsumeikan University with a degree in economics, Ando's invention of instant ramen laid the foundation for Nissin Noodles' global business.
What's your favorite instant noodle flavor? At the museum you can create your own completely original cup noodle package. In a cup that you design, you can select from among four varieties of soup and four of 12 varieties of toppings. Altogether, there are 5,460 flavor combinations!
English and Chinese audio guidance is available at no cost (just a ¥2,000 deposit), and all information panels are multilingual.